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Present from left. Ryland Gardner, Colin Mitchell, Peter Lev, Denny Hogan and Bill Liske.
A celebration of life for John is being planned for March 14th.
Colorado artist Lisa Issenberg Created the 2020 Aspen X Games medals for the winners. Here, she shares her inspiration and process:
The blank canvas waits patiently while the idea board fills with every possible concept that could be incorporated into the design. What does the medal need to express? What specific elements must be included? Who are the recipients? What would sufficiently celebrate the achievement—to match the honor? Should the design slant towards sleek, modern, industrial, or rad? With steel, brass, bronze, aluminum, and pewter as my mediums, the properties and possibilities are vast.
When I think about what guides my design, I summon my mentors, their styles and philosophies, and the wise words they have shared throughout the years. My professor at Pratt, Irv Tepper, pointed out the five major design aspects of a teacup—the outside shape, the inside shape, the rim, handle, and foot—I never saw a teacup the same way again. Every project is a tea cup.
The Aspen X Games kick off today at Buttermilk, the 19th year that the world’s legends and rising stars of skiing and snowboarding (and snowmobiling, too) gather in a celebration of youth culture and extreme on-mountain feats. For the top athletes who make the podium, they will receive a medal as unique and fresh as the event itself — a hand crafted work of art created by Ridgway’s Lisa Issenberg.
Formed in 2012, Issenberg’s design studio is called Kiitella (Finnish for thank, praise, and applaud). An artist with a vast resume that includes everything from jewelry to large-scale architectural installations, Issenberg found her niche as an award-maker and it began in Telluride with Mountainfilm.
Leaving from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on January 5, a group of 560 competitors began the 42nd annual Dakar Rally: a 12-day, 4,660-mile (7,500-kilometer) off-roading adventure held entirely in Saudi Arabia this year. The race used to be held in Africa, until 2008, when unrest in Mauritania forced organizers to move to South America, where it was hosted until this year. The vehicles—which include specialized cars, trucks, motorcycles, and quad bikes—are currently on stage 10 of 12 stages that lead to Qiddiya, in Riyadh, on January 17. Here is a look at Dakar 2020 in progress, as teams race to the finish line.
Monster Energy Honda Team 2020’s Kevin Benavides of Argentina rides his Honda CRF 450 Rally motorbike between Al Wajh and Neom, Saudi Arabia, on January 6, 2020.
A biker rides through the desert during stage 6
An overview of the landscape during stage 9 of the 2020 Dakar Rally, between Wadi Al Dawasir and Haradh, on January 14, 2020
A trail of dust from a race car is seen during stage 2, between Al Wajh and Neom, Saudi Arabia, on January 6, 2020.